Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] A couple of points on the state oflinux audio apps
From: Gary Counsellor (sineigs_AT_eskimo.com)
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 20:37:24 EET
OK! I've kept quiet long enough. I've got to say something.
1. I'll be happy to help out any way I can on this new site if we get passed
the 'can 0 worms' the ratings question has cropped up.
2. From what I've read and my own experience, ratings are over rated.
3. The + or - or pros & cons or what ever we wish to use are much cleaner
and not necessarily subject to opinion.
4. reviews are great if written by somebody who actually takes the time to
get to know the program, and is fairly familiar with linux and audio
capabilities. A template for review writing would be necessary as all linux
boxes are different and certain conditions should be noted, ie: hardware,
software, versions, compiled or rpm'd/apt-get'd. then comes 'what I wanted
to do, what I used , how I got it to do what I wanted. etc.
5. many reviews could or would end up becoming basis for how-to's simply due
to being able to reproduce the end results continuously.
Finally I'd like to keep opinion out of the picture as much as possible. Not
that I don't appreciate all of your opinions (REALLY! I do! ;-).
But I'll be honest, if you look into any news group you choose, opinion comes
from the newbie, info comes from the experienced.
opinion comes from the person who overlooked the mess'gs while compiling,
installing or booting, never read the how-to's, readme's and install files
and gets frustrated when it doesn't work or doesn't work like the 'win-prog'
their used to using (some of us should remember those times)
Granted more than one opinion will at least make me take some notice...
But if everyone agrees that....
Under these circumstances, with this hardware, used in this way, the results
I'd find everything a lot more convincing and useful
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